Boyd Street: NFFF’s Compelling New Documentary

– The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation announces the release of Boyd Street, created in partnership with the Los Angeles City Fire Department and Full Vision Productions.  READ

New Health & Safety at Wildland Fires Course Now Available on Fire Hero Learning Network

– This timely new training discusses the unique characteristics of wildland fire responses, the known hazard categories and safety practices that mitigate these hazards, and how to practice effective risk management. As the demand for service and exposures increase, so do the health and safety hazards to all firefighters who operate in the wildland urban interface. READ

Sabrina Cohen-Hatton

NFFF Announces 4th Firefighter Life Safety Summit

– This important gathering builds on the advances from previous Life Safety Summits in Tampa (FL) and Truman Fire Forums (2019 and 2022) to move firefighter health and safety strategies forward. A keynote speaker for the event is Chief Fire Officer (CFO) Sabrina Cohen-Hatton, West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service, whose in-depth work on command decision-making revolutionized the British Fire Service’s approach to incident command.  READ

Erika James to Keynote the 2022 Innovation in Safety Symposium

– We’re excited to share that Dean Erika James, of the Wharton School, will be giving the keynote address at the Innovation in Safety Symposium on June 29, 2022. The 2022 Innovation in Safety Symposium will feature dynamic speakers like Dean James, panel discussions, TEDs-like presentations, short case studies, and workshops. READ

Active Shooter and Situational Awareness Training Offered in Memory of Firefighter Garrett W. Loomis

– After a two-year break because of COVID-19, organizers will be holding the 9th Annual Garrett W. Loomis Educational Seminar on April 2 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at Jefferson Community College in Watertown, New York. This is being offered for firefighters and other emergency responders this spring in Northern New York at no cost to participants. READ

Natchez Rhythm Club Fire

Safety INsight: Natchez Rhythm Club Fire

– The Natchez Rhythm Club fire was the second deadliest building fire in the U.S. when it took 209 lives in 1940. Of course it made headlines, but it faded quickly from the spotlight. It’s a major disaster most people have never heard about. The case has been made it has been overlooked because the fire occurred in a Black community in the deep South. Still, future fire protection engineers are now learning from this tragedy. This episode of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation’s Safety INsight looks closely at important lessons still relevant 82 years later. READ

Research Agenda Symposium 4 Report

National Fire Service Research Agenda Report Released

– Researchers and fire service practitioners met virtually last year for the 4th National Fire Service Research Agenda Symposium resulting in the National Fire Service Research Agenda Report with nearly 300 recommendations.  READ

National Firefighter Life Safety Summit 2022 Postponed

National Firefighter Life Safety Summit 2022 Postponed

– The National Firefighter Life Safety Summit 2022 Planning Committee has postponed the Summit due to the current impact of the coronavirus pandemic on fire departments across the country. A new date for the Summit will be announced in the upcoming weeks. READ

Lithium-Ion Battery ESS

FSRI Releases New Online Training – Fire Service Considerations with Lithium-Ion Battery ESS

– This online course focuses on a deflagration incident at a lithium-ion battery energy storage system facility in Surprise, Arizona. We will share our analysis and recommendations to improve codes, standards, and emergency response training to protect first responders, maintenance personnel, and nearby communities. READ

Fire Hero Learning Network

Fire Hero Learning Network Reaches New Milestone

– The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation is excited to announce that the Foundation’s online learning platform, the Fire Hero Learning Network (FHLN), has reached a milestone of over 130,000 registered users.  READ